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May 11, 2005, 1:40 pm
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I have a Dell Inspiron 600m running XP, and it has a problem with
It has 2x256 MB SODIMMs (PC2100 DDR). When one SODIMM is installed,
there are no problems.
However, when I install a second SODIMM, the additional memory is
detected, XP starts fine, but then it blue screens (usually
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error) within 5 minutes. Upon reboot, the bios
encounters a memory error and then adjusts itself automatically to use
only one SODIMM. Reseating the memory causes it to detect the other
SODIMM, and the problem repeats.
I have tried swapping out each of the SODIMMs with another SODIMM that
is compatible with the same result. All three of my SODIMMs work fine
when used by themselves, but it always fails when using a second
Therefore, I assume that the problem is not with the memory modules,
but rather with memory management on the motherboard. Anyone know how
to go about fixing this type of problem (without installing a new